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July 25, 2018

 

How Luxury Hotels In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.

April 25, 2018

 

Grocery Stores Get Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

A new report, "Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste," scores the 10 largest grocery stores on how they handle food waste. No store got an A, but Walmart got a B.

November 1, 2017

 

‘Healing Through Harvesting’: Gleaning Fruit Helps Refugees

A volunteer network gathers wasted foods, turns them into healthy meals and provides opportunities for those whose lives have been radically disrupted.

September 22, 2017

 

Brewers Join Forces With Bakers To Curb Waste

Companies in the US ad UK have found ways to recycle grains wasted to make bread and beer.

September 22, 2017

 

Streamlining ‘Use By’ Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative aims to tackle that.

September 14, 2017

 

Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

August 4, 2017

 

Waste Not: New Jersey Law Mandates Food Waste Plan

New Jersey lawmakers want to tackle climate change and hunger by reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

June 29, 2017

 

New Source For Food Packaging: Food Waste

Several efforts are underway to turn food byproducts into food containers to curb plastic pollution and food waste at the same time.

April 28, 2017

 

Why Aren’t More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity, but some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

February 20, 2017

 

To Cut Food Waste, Expiration Labels Get An Update

You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.

February 16, 2017

 

‘Sell By’ Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.

December 8, 2016

 

Making Kombucha At Home Makes Financial Sense

In today's show, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gives a kombucha tutorial. Then we meet Amanda LeGore-Smith and hear how Asian carp helped her rebuild her life.

November 25, 2016

 

Food Waste Comes In Many Shapes, Sizes, Flavors

What Thanksgiving leftovers are filling your fridge? On this week's show, we talk food waste with Jonathan Bloom, and Daniel Orr makes soups with leftovers.

August 19, 2016

 

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

July 28, 2016

 

Coffee Flour Grinds Down Food Waste

A new startup is making an edible product out of fruit pulp from coffee plants that farmers usually dump.

July 7, 2016

 

New Food Waste Standards Hope To Halve Food Waste By 2030

The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard will help measure and manage food loss and waste, for both countries and private companies.

May 27, 2016

 

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 12, 2016

 

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

April 7, 2016

 

White Violet Center, A Case For USDA Organic Certification

On the podcast, what was behind the White Violet Center's decision to get certified organic (again). And, millet isn't just for the birds anymore -- or is it?

April 6, 2016

 

Can We Turn Leftover Food Into Electricity?

Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.

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